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The Damp Squibs

The Damp Squibs
Koi Mere Dil Se Pooche
Cost: Rs 14.5 CRORE
Total Loss: Rs 7.4 Crore
Sanjay Kapoor’s psychotic-husband turn had audiences fleeing the theatres




The Legend Of Bhagat Singh
Cost: Rs 24.8 crore
Total Loss: Rs 15.4 Crore



23 March 1931 Shaheed
Cost: Rs 25.1 crore
Total Loss: Rs 17.2 Crore
The two Bhagat Singh films ended up with their producers as the real shaheeds. Together they totted up losses of nearly Rs 33 crore, more than seven times the budget of Raaz, the biggest hit of the year.

Om Jai Jagdish
Cost: Rs 22.6 crore
Total Loss: Rs 7.8 Crore
Though invoked in the title, the gods didn’t save Anupam Kher’s directorial debut from disaster.

Badhaai Ho Badhaai
Cost: Rs 14.1 crore
Total Loss: Rs 6.0 Crore
This Nutty Professor remake, complete with an obese Anil Kapoor, left audiences yawning.




Tumko Na Bhool Payenge
Cost: Rs 20.5 crore
Total Loss: Rs 4.0 crore
Two beauty queens + hunk + tried-and-tested rebirth theme = realisation that audiences aren’t dumb

Cost: Rs 15.5 crore
Total Loss: Rs 4.8 crore
Ram Gopal Varma’s underworld epic was more critically acclaimed than commercially successful.

Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin
Cost: Rs 21 crore
Total Loss: Rs 4.5 crore
The Analyze This-inspired caper was one of the four consecutive David Dhawan catastrophes.

Cost: Rs 13.9 crore
Total Loss: Rs 11.3 crore
It lay in the cans for months since distributors didn’t want to touch it. The box office proved them right.

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